Competitions OPA 29th National Juried Exhibition
International Deadline: January 24, 2020 – Oil Painters of America’s is pleased to announce that the Twenty-Ninth National Exhibition and Convention will be hosted by RS Hanna Gallery, located in Fredericksburg, Texas, from May 15 through June 13, 2020. Convention activities begin on May 12, with a Wet Paint Competition in both studio and plein air divisions.
Our goal is to assemble the finest display of representational oil paintings. The focus in the jurying process will be to select paintings that show the highest quality in draftsmanship, color, and composition, emphasizing a diversity in representational style and subject matter
Artists eligible to compete are citizens – both natural born or otherwise – of the United States, Canada, or Mexico who are 2020 OPA members. Nonresident aliens who currently live in the United States, Canada, or Mexico are eligible to participate provided that they have been physically present at the address provided to OPA for eight of the last twelve months and that the residency is considered to be their permanent domicile and that they are 2020 OPA members.
Painting must have been created within the last 3 years. Paintings must be created on one singular flat substrate and framed and wired for hanging. Your submission must be originally conceived: your own reference, your own drawing, your own concept and must have been self-painted.
The total national awards will be approximately $100,000, including a $25,000 Best In Show. Cash and merchandise awards for the Wet Paint competition will be a minimum of $15,000.
The awarding juror will be nationally acclaimed artist Rose Frantzen.
The jurying fee for electronic entries is as follows: one painting is $30.00, two paintings are $45.00 or three paintings are $60. Only one painting can be accepted.
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Sales commission of 40% is required by the gallery for all paintings sold. Please take this into consideration when setting your price. All work that is submitted must be for sale. No NFS.
Dedicated to preserving and promoting excellence in representational art, Oil Painters of America’s primary mission is to advance the cause of traditional, representational fine art by drawing attention to the lasting value of fine drawing, color, composition and the appreciation of light.
Through our national and regional shows, educational programs, scholarships and marketing efforts, OPA has become a leader in the art community and a driving force in the new Renaissance.
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